Expert Care for Rheumatic Diseases
Rheumatology Associates is part of the Mass General Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology. U.S. News & World Report ranks our clinicians among the best in the nation for their expertise in evaluating and managing conditions such as:
- IgG4-related systemic disease
- Lyme disease
- Paget's disease
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Sjögren's syndrome
- ANCA-Associated Vasculitis
- Giant Cell Arteritis
We can also refer patients to clinicians from related specialties throughout Mass General, which is important because rheumatologic conditions typically affect multiple organs.
Members of our team include:
- John Stone, MD, MPH, Clinical Director (IgG4-related systemic disease, giant cell arteritis, vasculitis)
- Sheila Arvikar, MD (rheumatoid arthritis, Lyme disease)
- Donald Bloch, MD (Sjogren’s syndrome, autoimmune diseases)
- Marcy Bolster, MD, Training Program Director (rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, scleroderma, Raynaud’s phenomenon)
- Flavia Castelino, MD (scleroderma, connective tissue associated interstitial lung disease, Raynaud’s phenomenon)
- Hyon Choi, MD, Director Clinical Epidemiology and Health Outcomes (gout)
- George Cohen, MD (arthritis, polymyalgia rheumatica, fibromyalgia)
- Deborah Collier, MD (rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis)
- Robert Friday, MD, PhD (Lupus, psoriatic arthritis, scleroderma)
- Minna Kohler, MD, Director Rheumatology Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Program (musculoskeletal ultrasound)
- Eli Miloslavsky, MD (vasculitis, giant cell arteritis)
- Cory Perugino, DO (IgG4-related systemic disease, vasculitis, sarcoid)
- Sara Schoenfeld, MD, Assistant Clinical Director (scleroderma, rheumatoid arthritis, dermatomyositis)
- Allen Steere, MD, Director, Translational Research (Lyme disease, rheumatoid arthritis)
- Sebastian Unizony, MD (giant cell arteritis, vasculitis, Behcet’s syndrome)
- Zachary Wallace, MD (IgG4-related systemic disease, vasculitis)
- Janeth Yinh, MD (musculoskeletal ultrasound, rheumatoid arthritis)
Access to World-Class Services
Our unit is headquartered in the Yawkey Building on the main Mass General campus. Patients enjoy easy access to an infusion unit, X-ray facilities, laboratory facilities and physical and occupational therapy. On arthritis cases, we often consult with the hospital's renowned hand surgeons, who also occupy our floor.
Leadership in Research & Education
The Rheumatology Unit was established in the 1930s by Walter Bauer, MD, one of the country's first rheumatologists. Dr. John Stone has served as clinical director of rheumatology since 2008, while Dr. Andrew Luster has been division chief since 2000.
Today, an impressive range of research studies takes place within our division and our unit. Scientists in the Center for Immunology and Inflammatory Diseases conduct basic research in the mechanisms of immune-mediated inflammatory diseases. Through the Rheumatology Clinical Research Unit, patients can participate in clinical trials of novel therapies for lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, IgG4-related systemic disease and osteoarthritis.
As part of an elite teaching hospital, the Rheumatology Unit is committed to preparing the next generation of leading academic physicians, scientists and clinician-educators. Our fellowship program, affiliated with Harvard Medical School, entails intensive study of the clinical, diagnostic, therapeutic, pathogenic and research aspects of rheumatologic diseases.